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September 2013 :: Ipsy :: Classic Beauty

September 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag :: Classic Beauty


I’m so jealous of all the other Ipsy glam bags this month! Why couldn’t I get some Butter London or some Cailyn?! Instead I got stuck with JCats crap lipstick and NYX… NYX! Here’s my bag this month:

  • Elizabeth Mott It’s So Big Volumizing Mascara

I try to view these monthly mascara samples as a good thing but come on, Ipsy! I’m tired of mascara!! I do, however really like this wand and the results are quite nice. But, more mascara?!

  • NYX single eyeshadow in purple

Yeah, I’ll use it. But NYX? Come oooooon. Give me new! Give me exciting! Give me more than mediocre quality! I’m not knocking the NYX brand, it’s decent stuff; it’s not amazing stuff but its decent stuff (especially for its price) but I expect more from a subscription service and I’ve received too many NYX products over the past year from Ipsy.

Also, I happen to love purple eye makeup but whats “classic” about that?

  • Starlooks Kohl Eye Pencil in K01 Obsidian

I do love a good eye pencil and this one stays well while also smudging well when creating my look.

  • JCats Beauty Fantabulous Lipstick in FL107 Honeycrisp

First of all: at this point, I know JCats is crap products. Body shimmer and false lashes (that I received previously from Ipsy) are one thing, it’s not regular, everyday-use supplies, but this lipstick is atrocious. It feels cheap to hold and twist up and when applied it feels even cheaper! And of all colors, beige?! A like a nude lip every now and then but really? This is horrid.

  • Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels

I’ll be happy to give these a try, especially after a particularly intoxicating evening.

Not thrilled this month. especially after seeing some if the fantastic products in others’ bags. I feel slided.

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Love, GK


August 2013 :: Ipsy :: Glamour Academy

August 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag :: Glamour Academy


Ipsy’s back-to-school theme fell short of an A. Not my favorite Glam Bag but not the worst. Here goes:

  • Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara

Who can’t use another mascara, right? But I can do without this one. It leaves black raccoon eyes after a short time of wearing and as much as I will always put a free mascara to use, I’m getting sick of receiving them every month.

  • MicaBeauty Shimmer Powder, Bronze

Having been a fan of MicaBeauty for several years now, I have plenty of these color powders and shimmers. It’s good quality product though and for that, I can’t complain.

  • Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient Rich Facial Mask

I like this mask! And I found out the company is headquartered in my “little” town. I’ll be contacting them about possibly receiving some hometown love and will of course share my findings with you all.

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

I have too much Smashbox primer. I really didn’t need another. Their photo finish primer isn’t new; I want to be exposed to new products!

  • – BONUS: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in 69

Love this lipstick! I hadn’t tried any of Urban Decays Revolution Lipsticks yet but can’t wait to pick up a few full sized tubes in the near future!

Overall? August’s bag wasn’t too shabby but I could sure use a really stellar bag in the future, Ipsy.

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Love, GK

June 2013 :: Ipsy :: Wild Side


NYX – Powder Blush in Spice ($7.00/0.2 oz) Adding a healthy glow to cheeks is effortless with the variety of blush styles and shades available from NYX Cosmetics! The NYX Powder Blush delivers sheer, silky color that glides on and blends beautifully creating a natural glow.

Starlooks – Lip Pencil in Tipsy ($12.00/2.4 g)
Starlooks’ long-lasting, full-coverage Lip Pencil enhances the shape of your lips and gives them perfect definition.  This creamy, moisturizing formula glides on softly to smooth lips and ensure lipstick stays in place, while extending its wear.  Can also be used as an all-over, highly-pigmented lip color.


J.Cat Beauty – Sparkling Cream Palette ($4.49/palette)
Everyone loves a little sparkle!  Add a healthy dosage of sparkle in your life with the cream palette that comes in a variety of complementing colors.  The creamy texture allows the sparkle to be applied easily with an applicator onto your skin.  This product should be used on the body and not on the eye area.

J.Cat Beauty – Eyelash + Eyelash Glue ($3.99/set)
Create some drama with these voluminous faux eyelashes!  Available in 30 different styles that you won’t be able to resist.  Each includes an individual eyelash adhesive to last you all day long!


Cailyn Cosmetics – Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner with Brush Built-In in Purple ($21.00/0.14 oz)
Whether you are trying to create the eyes of the runway model or the classic look of a 60’s Hollywood star, the Cailyn Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner can make any style possible!  The easy to use built-in brush makes it perfect for taking on-the-go.  Create a chic yet casual look right before work, and then update it for a night out with the girls.  The Cailyn Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner brushes on smooth and stays moist just long enough for wearers to perfect their look.  Once dry, the gel is smudge-proof and waterproof for 24 hours.

Hands down, my favorite product in the Gel Eyeliner by Cailyn. The color is gorgeous and it applies magnificently! The NYX blush I received is actually a shade I already own and the J Cat products will be fun to play around with. I’m not a big fan of lip pencils, but this one will prove to be useful. Another fantastic bag from Ipsy!

Thanks so much for ready. I am now, officially all up to date on my Ipsy Reviews. The last several month’s reviews have finally been posted and retrodated for cataloging purposes. Now that I am back in the swing of things, I will be once again posting my reviews on a monthly basis. I really appreciate all the readers who stayed subscribed and to those subscribers, I have to apologize for all the notification emails you received when all these reviews were published. It is appreciated.

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Love, GK

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